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47 Transformative Living Room Ideas

Great room ideas you don't want to miss!

By: Rebecca Gonner, Editor, diyideacenter.com
Updated March 20, 2019
47 Transformative Living Room Ideas

Living rooms are generally the central space in a home, and often the main hangout space for family and guests. With so much time spent in the living room, you’ll want these 47 Transformative Living Room Ideas to help you get yours looking its best.

These DIY projects will help with decor and functionality in your home. The great room ideas in this collection are diverse in style and skill level; so, whether you are a DIY master or just starting out, you're guaranteed to find a project for you!

Here you’ll find inspiration for updating old furniture pieces, enhancing your home's lighting, and creating your own personal aesthetic through homemade curtains and unique wall decor. What are you waiting for? Start transforming your space with these stunning living room ideas today!

DIY Furniture Ideas

Start with the furniture! Furniture can truly make or break a space. These brilliant DIY furniture projects can give your living room the update it needs! Whether you have some saggy cushions that could use some perking up, or you’ve got a comfy couch that needs a fresh look, there is a DIY project here for you.

DIY Coffee Table Ideas

Make it your own! A coffee table is a lovely addition to your living room. It's a convenient place to hold your drink or display your favorite candle. These coffee table ideas will help you make the most of your indoor space. Whether you prefer a rustic look or something more modern, you can find the perfect DIY coffee table for your living room in this collection. 

Homemade Curtains Ideas

Paint Your Own Curtains

These are essential! If you want your new space to truly feel like home, add some curtains to your windows. They can play a crucial role in the overall look of your space.

Depending on your room's aesthetic, you can have long, elegant curtains, or short, vibrant ones. In this collection, there are DIY curtains for any sewing skill level. (If you are completely hopeless with a needle and thread, don't worry - we have a fantastic no-sew project for you!)

For instance, this genius tutorial on How to Paint Your Own Curtains allows you to customize curtains to fit your space. We love the bold black-and-white look here, but you could easily switch it up with some bright hues like turquoise or pink. Try this easy project this weekend!

DIY Lighting Ideas

Let there be light! Lighting is a basic part of every room, but that doesn't mean it can't be cute! With these DIY lighting projects, you can transform your living room without breaking the budget.

Whether you are looking for a makeover for a lamp you already own, or you’d rather run to a thrift shop and upcycle something used, you’ll find a project here that fits your needs. Something as simple as a DIY lampshade project can be enough to make an old light seem brand new. Plus, even more lighting projects!

BONUS: More Home DIY Projects

Welcome to the bonus section! Here, you’ll find the projects we just couldn’t leave out of this list. Create a gallery wall of all the photos you’ve been meaning to hang up, or fill that empty floor space with a DIY rug that fits your living room's color scheme. These DIY projects are waiting for you to take them on!

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I love this tutorial. It's has some very helpful ideas on lighting and furniture upholstering that I really need. I am definitely saving this for later and sharing it with everyone I know. Thank you.

I'm going to have to say my fave decor are those big entertainment systems that double as bookshelves. As someone who has WAY TOO MANY books to manage, I've always wanted one to not only showcase my obsession but also to store my fave reads.

I will for sure be saving this for the next time I move.

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